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NNMC one-stop-shop community health fair

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nevadaNORTHERN NEVADA MEDICAL CENTER NEWS RELEASE SPARKS –Northern Nevada Medical Center (NNMC) is committed to the health and well-being of our community. NNMC is hosting a community health fair on Thursday, March 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the main lobby of the hospital. This is an opportunity for community members to receive free or low-cost preventative health screenings and education.

The full menu of free health screenings includes blood pressure, body fat screening, and “Ask the Nurse.” Additional screenings are also being offered for a reduced “community” fee, and include the following: complete blood count; heart electrical activity and overall heart function (EKG); heart and vascular disease risk (high sensitivity C-reactive protein); lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL/LDL ratio); complete chemistry panel with report on 14 blood chemistry levels; peripheral artery disease (ankle-brachial index test); prostate cancer testing (PSA); routine dietary screening for diabetes (glycosylated hemoglobin); stroke risk (carotid artery ultrasound screening); thyroid function; thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, for over- or underactive thyroid; and, vitamin D deficiency (vitamin D 25 Hydroxy).

The Northern Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will also be available to provide free Medicare information and counseling to community members and can assist with Part D information and enrollment, low income subsidies, Medicare questions, appeals and much more. Immunize Nevada will have information, resources and education available, and The California Transplant Donor Network will be providing information on organ donor and registration.

Fasting for 10-12 hours prior is required for best results in blood screenings. NNMC Advantage members get a 10% discount on all tests, and sign ups are available at the health fair. For details call 356-NNMC (6662) or go to www.NNMC.com.

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